Issue of January 19, 2020
Mt. Province
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CLO affirms bogus land deals in Irisan

The City Legal Office has affirmed the questionable transactions over lands in Irisan barangay as divulged by Mayor Benjamin Magalong in August last year.

NEW LOOK -- The decades-old Lion’s Head, the most recognizable landmark along the historic Kennon Road, will continue to attract more people with its new paint courtesy of Baguio artists led by Silvino Dulnuan (inset) who were tapped by the Baguio City Host Lions Club to do the job with Davies as the paint provider. Unveiled in 1972, the 40-feet landmark has undergone coloration changes and restoration in the aftermath of the 1990 earthquake and has become part of people’s memories for close to five decades now. -- Harley Palangchao/Giul Sanchez

Four schools in the Cordillera are among the top performing schools nationwide in the November to December 2019 Criminology licensure examination.

Baguio  Mayor Benjamin Magalong has apologized to the officialdom and residents of La Trinidad, Benguet for what he described as uncalled for statements that are damaging to the neighboring town and its primary product.

Benguet reaches out to Taal eruption victims

Benguet farmers and traders joined hands with the police in sending vegetables to evacuees of the Taal Volcano eruption.


While the country has not recorded an infection from the virus from China that has stricken several individuals, the Department of Health-Cordillera has encouraged the public to be cautious and seek early consultation if they suffer from fever.

YEAR OF THE RAT -- This year’s Spring Festival celebration, now on its 27th year, will usher the Year of the Rat with a lineup of various activities in Baguio from Jan. 13 to  27.  The institutionalized celebration is led by the Filipino-Chinese community in partnership with the city government with the latter instrumental in building up the city to its present glory. -- Neil Clark Ongchangco
AMBULANCE MISHAP -- Responders carry the remains of Earole Kurt Akiate (foreground) and Franklin Angawa, who died when the ambulance of Hungduan Municipal Hospital that carried them fell off a ravine along Sitio Ba-ey, Doddo, Barangay Talubin, Bontoc in Mountain Province on Jan. 14. Three others survived the accident, which happened on their way home to Ifugao after referring a patient to Luis Hora Memorial Regional Hospital in Abatan, Bauko on the same day.
-- Ferdie Castañeda
CARBON SEQUESTRATION -- Trees are vital in cleaning up the environment from air pollution due to its capability to absorb carbon dioxide. Here, graduating students from Benguet State University College of Forestry gather data around Burnham Park to determine the carbon sequestration capability of the park, which remains as a tree-filled breathing space in Baguio.
-- Ofelia Empian
GETTING IN SHAPE -- Personnel of the Police Regional Office-Cordillera joined in the simultaneous launching of a fitness program for the improvement of the officers’ body mass index. The initiative, dubbed “Mission: Slender Hope 2.0 ‘Balik tikas, balik alindog’,” requires cops found to be overweight and obese to shed two kilos per month.
-- Jane Cadalig
BAGUIO SPRING FESTIVAL -- The Filipino-Chinese community and the city government launched the calendar of events and activities for the 2020 Spring Festival, an institutionalized celebration in Baguio, which is now on its 27th year. Highlighting the festivities will be the colorful parade in the afternoon of Jan. 27.
-- Carlito Dar
DIALOGUE -- Manila Mayor Isko Moreno has assured Benguet Gov. Melchor Diclas of the support of the Manila city government for the vegetable industry of Benguet and nearby provinces, as he allowed the sale and trading of vegetables in Divisoria even during the Santo Niño de Tondo festivities from Jan.17 to 19. Diclas met with the Manila mayor together with representatives of the local government of La Trinidad, farmers and traders.
-- Contributed photo
IFUGAO PRIDE -- For giving pride and honor to the province and the Filipino nation, six sports luminaries and an outstanding youth leader were honored by the Ifugao provincial government with a motorcade and honor rites last week. Most of the athletes are in the field of combat sports.
-- Janni Albano
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